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Pope Francis visits North America

Pope Francis arrived in the United States this week, and made numerous stops in New York City Friday. Check out some images of the pope's North American journey.


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Pope finishes big day in NYC

Pope Francis on Friday finished a whirlwind day in New York City: a speech to the United Nations, a visit with schoolchildren in Harlem and Mass with more than 20,000 faithful in Madison Square Garden.


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The pope can sell it: Francis-themed food, drink and merchandise

Pope swag is hard to avoid in Philadelphia in preparation for Francis' visit. Check out some of the best pope-themed merchandise.


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Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

With Pope Francis now in the U.S. for his first American visit, he continues to ride a wave of popularity that has earned him accolades and criticisms alike. Take a look at the many reasons why Pope Francis is cool.



Pope credited with 'half miracle'

Pope Francis is being Pope Francis is being credited with a "half miracle" for turning St. Gennaro's blood to liquid in front of witnesses.


Local parishioners view canonization

Millions of people all over the world, including in Houston, celebrated the canonization of two popes credited with changing the Catholic Church forever.


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Unusual moments in papal history

On Saturday, Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II will both be named saints. In light of their canonization, take a look back at a few of the notable, unusual and surprising moments throughout papal history.


Pope Francis clears John Paul II, John XXIII for sainthood

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo expects to be traveling to Rome soon to see the man who sent him to Houston elevated to sainthood.


Local seminarian has ringside seat at Vatican

A Kingwood man watched history unfold as a new Pope was named. It's all part of his studies at the Vatican to become a priest.


Covering the Conclave: Bill's Blog

KPRC Local 2 anchor Bill Balleza is covering the Conclave from the Vatican. Read about his experience covering the event.


Houston's cardinal says new pope has 'vision' for Church

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo wants Houstonians to know what kind of man he helped to select to be the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.



World welcomes Francis on front pages

Newspapers around the world heralded the election of Pope Francis on their front pages.

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